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Marching into March 

With your Libraries in 
Ludington & Scottville 

 

Will Spring ever come? Sure it will! The crocuses and daffodils will be peeking out any time now. Meanwhile, check out all the activities in our libraries. There are craft and play times for children, story times for preschoolers, and Lego Block Party Saturday. We also have Discovery Club on the 5th, and a Dr. Seuss Party on the 13th. Details below! Of course, we also have thousands of kids, teens, and adult books (and DVDs) available to borrow.

 

Did you know that you can go to our website, http://www.MCDLibrary.org, and look for books to borrow? You can even reserve the books yourself, if you know your Library Card Number and PIN. Call or stop in to learn how! 

 

Need help with a new digital device? See the "Digital Saturdays" article below. Lisa will be available, and can help walk you through the "how-to" and help you enjoy digital borrowing.

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Adult Craft in Ludington
 
Tuesday, March 4 at 6:00 pm, adult crafters are invited to the West Shore Bank Room at Ludington Library to create a necklace and a bookmark. Crafters are invited to bring a pendant to decorate their necklace. There will be a small collection of pendants available at the event. 
 
This activity is open to adults only. There is a limit of 20 participants. Supplies are provided at no charge, but donations are appreciated. 

 

Computer Classes

Bring your laptop, iPad, or tablet to the Mason County District Library in Ludington on Sundays, 10:30 am, for assistance in learning to use your device.  ALL Mason County District Library programs are free of charge. 
Family Craft Time in Scottville

At the Mason County District Library in Scottville on Tuesday, March 4 at 
3:00 pm, the Family Fun Craft series features Painting Birdhouses. Families are invited to drop in any time between 3:00 and 5:30 pm and get creative. 

Coming up: April 1 - Celebration Plates; May 6 - Summer Serving Trays. Children under age 8 must be accompan
ied by an adult. 
 
ALL Mason County District Library programs are free of charge. Family Craft - 1st Tuesday - 3:00-6:00 pm - Scottville Library.
 
Discovery Club

In March, Discovery Club is meeting on the 1st Wednesday. Retired teacher Kathy Radtke will lead students as they explore or world through books, games, art, and other activities. For the 2013-2014 school year, the theme is Discovering Michigan.

Children in grades 2-5 are invited on Wednesday, March 5, at 4 pm to explore the 5 mile long bridge that connects Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas. Build your own replica of the Mackinac Bridge. Snacks are provided. Please call 231-843-8465 if you have questions.
 
Marti Gras Party 

Be Creative at your Library! There will be a Marti Gras Party at the Mason County District Library in Ludington Tuesday, March 4, at 4:00 pm. Families are invited to attend. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. 

ALL Mason County District Library programs are free of charge.

 

 

Forthcoming Books 

Find out which bestselling books will coming in to your Libraries in March and April. The list is sorted two different ways. 

One list is sorted by author, Click here!

The other list is sorted by release date, Click here!
 
Dr. Seuss Party 


Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Children of all ages are invited to attend a Birthday Party for the beloved children's author on Thursday, March 13, 4:00 pm at the Mason County District Library in Ludington. 

Stories, crafts, fun & games, and cake will be served! Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. ALL Mason County District Library programs are free of charge.
 
 
Author Alerts - Find out First!
 
Get notified by email or text message when our libraries order new items by your favorite authors or performers. This new service is easy to sign up for. CLICK HERE to register for this free Author Alert service.
 
 

 

Digital eReader Help  
  

Want to read books on your tablet or smart phone? Have you been given a Kindle or a Nook, and want to really use it? How about that new iPad your received at Christmas... You get the idea! There are thousands of eBooks, audio books, and videos you can borrow. You can also download popular magazines on these digital devices.

 

Learn how! The Ludington Library offers one-on-one instruction - just you and your device with Lisa, our digital expert. Come on in on Saturdays any time between 12:00 noon and 4:30 pm. Bring your digital device for one-on-one help, and please make sure to have it charged.

 

If you are in the Scottville area, Chris is also available for digital help on Wednesday evenings between 3:30 and 7:30 pm  

 

Questions? Call (231) 843-8465 or email DigitalHelp@MCDLibrary.org

Access the Library's digital collection online at MCDLibrary.org/upnorth 

 

Book Discussion Group - March   

 
A book discussion group meets at the Ludington Library. The next meeting will be Friday, March 21th at 9:30 a.m. 
 
This month's book is "The Aviator's Wife," a novel by Melanie Benjamin. Visit or call the Libraries at 231-843-8465 or 231-757-2588 to reserve a copy. You may wish to also read biographies on Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh in conjunction with this novel. 
  
If you are interested in joining the Book Discussion Group, or would like more information, please email Librarian@MCDLibrary.org - or ask for details at the Ludington Front Desk.

Block Party Saturdays   
  

Children and their families are invited to a Block Party using Lego brand bricks every Saturday between 1:00 and 4:00 pm, at Ludington Library. Blocks will be provided by the library. Children under age 3 are NOT invited to this event - there are many, many small parts that could be ingested. 

 

Spring Break Activities
 
Children of all ages are invited to the Mason County District Library in Ludington during Spring Break for free children's activities.  There will be crafts and art projects, puzzles, and card and board games available from 10:00-5:30 pm March 28 & 31, and April 1, 2, 3, and 4.  In addition, there will also be video games and Legos on some of the days, depending on available space.  Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  All Mason County District programs are free.

 

 Weekly Events for Pre-Schoolers
afterschool   

 

Pre-School-K: Happy Feet with Ms Karen -
Ludington - Monday 10 am 
 
Pre-School-K: Story Time with Ms Sue -
Ludington - Tuesday & Wednesday 10 am
 
Pre-School-K: Story Time with Ms Tammy -
Ludington - Thursday - 10 am

 

Pre-School-K:  Story Time with Ms Robin -
Scottville - Wednesday - 10 am

Weekly Programs for Kids   
        
Creative Kids - Express Yourself through Crafts -
Ludington - Monday, 
Tuesday & Thursday, 4 - 5:30 pm
preschool
 Saturday, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
 
Games Galore - Board Games and More - 
Ludington - Wednesday, 4 pm 
  
Book Club - Reading, Games & Activities with Ms Leona -
 Ludington - Thursday 4 pm 

 

Block Party with Legos® (ages 3 and older) -

Ludington - Saturday 1 pm - 4 pm

   
Book Club - Reading, Games & Activities with Ms Leona -
 Scottville  - Wednesday 4 pm

Don't forget! Self-directed reading, games for all ages, coloring sheets,
our KWCC sailboat, a Thomas and Friends train table,
dollhouse, and costumes are available for fun whenever the Library is open. 
 

Great Services available 24/7, from anywhere, through your Library

 
A collection of THOUSANDS of downloadable audiobooks & eBooks including
all Project Gutenberg public domain titles that are always available and do not count within the check-out limit. Download your selection to Nooks, Kindles, and many other eReaders, iPhones, iPads & iPods, Android devices and more...
  

A collection of 80+ popular and specialty electronic magazines from Zinio, the world's largest digital newsstand. Read selections on a computer, Kindle, or Apple or Android mobile devices. 

 

Alexander Street Streaming Music 

A collection of over 255,000 streaming music recordings - A Capella to Zydeco.  Collections include Classical Music, World Music and American Traditional and Folk Music. 
Stream to your computer, iPod, iPhone or Android smartphone.

 

IndieFlix

Get unlimited access to thousands of streaming film-festival hits, including the best of Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more. IndieFlix is available on Apple®, Android™, and all Internet enabled devices. Patrons can also watch on Roku. 

 

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1998 to Present 
Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of the Ludington Daily News. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials,announcements, sports, real estate and other sections.  
Access it for Free through the library.

 

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Looking ahead to April

  

First Tuesday Scottville Craft - Tuesday, April 1

 

Adult Craft - Ludington - Tuesday, April 1
  
Discovery Club - Ludington - Wednesday, April 2
 
Earth Day - Ludington - Tuesday, April 22
 
Easter Sunday - Sunday, April 20, the Libraries will be closed
 
  
  
Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult when
 attending any program or using any library service. 
ALL Mason County District Library programs are free.
 
Ludington Library: (231) 843-8465
Scottville Library: (231) 757-2588

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